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Sea lion recovering after being shot in Santa Cruz

SAUSALITO — A sea lion rescued from the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf is recovering from a gunshot wound.

Marine Mammal Center spokeswoman Cheryl Reiss tells the Santa Cruz Sentinel (http://bit.ly/rteBjf) that the 320-pound animal is alert and active, but still not eating.

The wounded sea lion, named King Neptune by the Sausalito center, was found at the wharf on Aug. 17.

The large-caliber bullet wound is close to the spine.

Veterinarians believe the animal was shot a few days before being rescued.


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